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Thread: What strong magnets do you use to pluck out iron trash?

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    us
    Oct 2018
    Central Valley California
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    What strong magnets do you use to pluck out iron trash?

    Just curious to know what you use. Just any of those neodymium magnets easily bought on Ebay or Amazon?

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    Small but powerful neodymium disk magnets are available at hardware stores such as Ace....save the shipping costs. Glue or tape one to the handle of a hand pick. I put a half or three quarter inch one (or stacked a couple) in a rubber cane end attached to a walking stick but you can also put in a capped film holder or whatever.
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    I have a stack of 3 stuck to the blade of my pick. They move around a little bit but never fall off. I do need to keep an eye on them, especially if a target in the hole "disappears". Often it is a little piece of iron stuck the the magnets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meMiner View Post
    I have a stack of 3 stuck to the blade of my pick. They move around a little bit but never fall off. I do need to keep an eye on them, especially if a target in the hole "disappears". Often it is a little piece of iron stuck the the magnets.
    They/at least mine are fragile so will shatter if you hit a rock with them.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    [QUOTE=arizau;6202281]They/at least mine are fragile so will shatter if you hit a rock with them.[/QUOTE

    Mine are not on the tip of the pick. ;-) The magnets have been on the blade for over 5 years without any breaking. Small annoying iron (like shoe nails and staples) seems to magically jump out of the hole onto them. I never see it happen. Larger iron (spikes, metal plates, horse shoes, etc) are pulled by me by hand. FYI - I got the magnets from a local store called Lee Valley.
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    I was in the computer business for many years. I always brought home dead hard drives and took the magnet out. They are odd shaped but are useful.
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    Some good quality brands of electric tooth brushes have them in the brush head, they are strong magnets though smaller.........63bkpkr
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    George

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    You used to be able to get Super magnets I think they were called, I have one on my pick it is so strong when installing keep fingers clear or you'd get pinched lol. Another thing that is useful, small round strong magnets on your rake tines, great for cleaning a trashy yard etc..
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